Cooking measurements can lead to a math lesson and a conversion chart can reinforce that lesson when needed.
While Joely was doubling the recipe for her super-chocolately cake the other day, I noticed that she was having trouble doubling certain measurements. So for math today, we sat down and talked fractions, kitchen measurements, and conversions for a while, and she seems to have a much better understanding now.
But I couldn't resist the opportunity to put some of what we talked about in a printable chart that I can post on the kitchen cabinet door for future reference. Among other things, the chart includes visuals for how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon, how many tablespoons are in a cup, and how many ounces are in a cup.
For converting other measurements, Convert-Me.com has a good conversion calculator.
(NOTE: I realize that it's bad form to measure liquids in dry measuring cups, but this chart is intended to be more for a terminology equivalence. I apologize for taking a bit of creative license with the chart. )